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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2013, 02:27:22 am »
Ok, Ignorant quotes is pretty good. I'm just not sure how similar to the old name I (and this is just my opinion) would keep the new name if we are going to be separate from FSTDT.
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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2013, 02:52:33 am »
That was one of my suggestions. After all, someone has to go in when the Whaaambulance gets called XD.


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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2013, 04:27:43 am »
Examples of ignorant quotes:

"Etymology is the study of insects."
"There has never been a religion that worships snakes."
"I think that Kingdom Hearts sucks because Disney sucks."
"I'm pretty sure Obama is the President of Australia."
"So 'The Dark Knight' is about a black guy who is knighted?"

That's why names like these don't work. They're too broad.

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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2013, 05:15:05 am »
This forum is more than just talking about FSTDT mainpage. It has been that way for years. Therefore a new name that does not refer to FSTDT material at all isn't necessarily bad.

And for Lithp: Why would it be a bad thing that the name is broad?
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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2013, 07:58:37 am »
Given the direction things have been going, I submit that the new forum should be called "Let's All Bee Friends" with a big smiling cartoon bee for a logo.

Joking aside, I'm mixed about this move. It really pisses me off that Distind is nuking the place rather than just handing it over. However, it might be nice to have a fresh start.

The part that concerns me, though, is that there's always a few good ones who get lost in the transition. This time it looks like it'll be even harder, since the window of time for people to know about the new forum is so short, and there will be no link on the main page. I wonder how old posters and new people are going to find us.
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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2013, 08:21:51 am »
Just for a joke, maybe we should call the new forum "Daily Affirmations" which, of course, it isn't. Well, I thought it was mildly amusing anyway, but I'm tired, too.


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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2013, 08:42:14 am »
"Frequently Questioned Answers?"

That's one of the names that was being tossed around before WinAce settled on "The Divine Comedy"
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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #67 on: August 05, 2013, 08:47:25 am »
Just for a joke, maybe we should call the new forum "Daily Affirmations" which, of course, it isn't. Well, I thought it was mildly amusing anyway, but I'm tired, too.

I like it!  And, I'm sure that, were he still here, Sandman would have a hearty chortle at the suggestion, lol.

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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2013, 09:14:13 am »
I like Stuff Fundies Say Café.

It pays homage to the board's roots, while still being SFW.  Plus, I don't care for the idea of naming our forum Ignorant Quotes when almost everything on it will be written by... you know... us.
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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2013, 09:18:33 am »
^^ What Veras said. Ignorant Quotes doesn't make much sense as a forum name when we're not going to be attached to the mainpage. It sounds like an unintentional dig at ourselves. Stuff Fundies Say Cafe sounds like the best option if we want it to be SFW.
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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2013, 10:17:02 am »
Well, let's start wrapping this up. If you saw suggestion you liked, second it here (unless you have already done so, of course). Later today I'll put up a poll with all the suggestions that had non-insignificant agreement. Winner of that is the new name.
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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2013, 10:28:14 am »
I like Daily Affirmations or Stuff Fundies Say Café.

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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #72 on: August 05, 2013, 11:34:40 am »
I'll be honest, I don't see why we have to completely start over again. If Distind doesn't want these forums to be associated with the fstdt name, wouldn't it make more sense to just rename the forums? I understand if the intent is to try to distance this new community from previous drama, but if the idea is to have all or most of the same people, chances are the same sorts of arguments either will or won't spring up regardless. I dunno, it seems to make more sense to me to rebrand the forums we already have than to lose all of this.

edit: I can haz grammar?
Given that we're going to have SMF again, might it be made the case that exactly the same configuration is used and the old forum's database is backed up using the SMF utility, sent off to the new server and restored with the use of, e.g., phpmyadmin? Then we really could keep everything exactly the same (except for the name), right?

Just repeating this because I was about to suggest something like it myself.  New location, new url, etc but less stuff lost (ie Sandman's posts ect)

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I gotta admit, that one's clever.

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Stuff Fundies Say Café

This is probably the one I'll vote for, though.
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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #73 on: August 05, 2013, 11:39:18 am »
I think just "Stuff Fundies Say" is perfectly sufficient. Tacking "cafe" on to the end is just a tad pretentious.

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Re: On the future of the forums
« Reply #74 on: August 05, 2013, 11:55:45 am »
"Frequently Questioned Answers?"
I like this one.